The 118 French Polynesian islands, together with Bora Bora and Tahiti, have reopened to completely vaccinated vacationers from sure “inexperienced” nations together with america, as of June 9. The broader reopening occurred together with the reopening of mainland France, after an early-opening interval from Might 1 throughout which curfews have been nonetheless in place (they’ve since been lifted). All guests should take a look at detrimental for COVID-19 throughout the three days previous to arrival; full vaccination is outlined as 14 days after second Moderna and Pfizer pictures, or 28 days after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
Every traveler should submit an Electronic Travel Information System (ETIS) form confirming their vaccination, different well being data, and journey itinerary at the least six days earlier than departure. Air Tahiti states that whereas officers allow unvaccinated youngsters to enter the archipelago with their vaccinated guardian(s) in the event that they test negative and are under-18, a “compelling motive” for journey will probably be required of anybody over age 11 who shouldn’t be vaccinated.
The archipelago nation of Fiji is presently seeing its first substantial upswing of COVID-19 cases, and doesn’t enable Individuals to enter with out quarantining on arrival. The nation has administered coronavirus vaccinations to lower than one % of its inhabitants, although the Fijian tourism board has expressed hope that mounting vaccinations will finally “[restore] the livelihoods for hundreds of Fijians, who’re depending on the tourism sector.”
The archipelago of the Marshall Islands has remained closed to tourism since early 2020, which has prevented the coronavirus from taking maintain within the islands. “Worldwide vacationers should not permitted to enter the Marshall Islands,” in accordance with the U.S. Embassy in the Marshall Islands. “There was no group transmission of COVID-19 throughout the Marshall Islands, and actions are continuing as traditional.”
Samoa and American Samoa
Samoa’s borders stay closed to tourism with most business flights canceled, a tactic that has stored its islands freed from confirmed group instances of COVID-19 because the starting of the pandemic. The ban on guests extends to the U.S. territory of American Samoa; important guests, together with Samoan residents repatriating from overseas, are required to hunt approval from the Samoan Ministry of International Affairs. “Besides in distinctive circumstances authorised by Cupboard, all worldwide journey to and from Samoa by airplane [is] ceased,” the Samoan tourism board says on its web site. Those that do obtain permission to enter are nonetheless required to quarantine in a authorities facility for 14 days.